JOA IT Paperleak Case: Himachal government - suspended Staff Selection Commission, recruitment stopped

Pankaj Prasad
JOA IT Paperleak Case
JOA IT Paperleak Case

The government has taken a big decision in the JOA IT paper leak case of the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission.

The government has taken a big decision in the JOA IT paper leak case of the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission. The State Government has decided to suspend the functioning of Staff Selection Commission Hamirpur with immediate effect. In public interest, all ongoing and pending recruitment processes have been put on hold until further orders. The officers and employees working in the Commission will now report to the Officer on Special Duty. The government has appointed ADC cum ADM Hamirpur as the officer on special duty of the commission. Along with this, the government has also relieved Dr. Jitendra Kumar, the secretary of the commission, and Sanjeev Kumar, the deputy secretary. These officers have been asked to report to the Personnel Department. The orders for the posting of these officers will be issued later. Chief Secretary RD Dhiman has issued these orders. Dr. Jitendra Kanwar was the Secretary of the Staff Selection Commission for the last eight years.Β 

At the same time, the main accused woman Uma Azad has been suspended in the paper leak case. Commission Chairman Dr. Sanjay Thakur said that the senior assistant who leaked the JOA IT recruitment exam paper has been suspended. Where his headquarters will be fixed after suspension, it will be decided in the upcoming meeting of vigilance action. Let us tell you that Vigilance had arrested Commission's senior assistant Uma Azad, her younger son Nikhil Azad, Neeraj, who works at home, two candidates Tanu Sharma and Ajay Sharma, besides broker Sanjeev Kumar, in connection with the paper leak by taking money. , Who have been sent on police remand till December 28 by the Hamirpur Court on Saturday. Now arrests of other suspects may also happen in this case soon.Β 

What is the whole matter

Β The paper was leaked on December 23, two days before the written examination of post code 965 JOA IT recruitment of State Staff Selection Commission to be held on December 25. The main accused in the paper leak has been working for a long time as Senior Assistant in the confidential branch of the Women's Selection Commission. On the complaint of a candidate, Vigilance arrested six people including the woman and her son and registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The commission also canceled the exam. The commission had sought applications for 198 posts in May 2022. 121 more posts were added in October. For 319 posts, 1,03,344 candidates appeared for the exam in 476 exam centres. The government has now also constituted an SIT to investigate the matter.Β